Refractive surgery

Refractive surgery is a specialized area of ophthalmology designed to correct visual defects through surgical procedures. Our goal is to provide you with sharp, clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. In this FAQ we would like to answer the most important questions on this topic in understandable terms, so that you feel well informed and safe.

Refractive surgery refers to a range of surgical methods aimed at correcting visual defects such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism.

Don't worry, the process is usually painless. Before the procedure, we numb your eyes with drops. Slight irritation might occur after the procedure, but it usually subsides quickly.

The actual procedure is done in a few minutes. However, plan on about 2-3 hours total for the entire process, including preparation and follow-up.

Most of our patients notice a significant improvement in their vision just a few hours after the procedure. However, the final result may take several days to weeks.

As with all surgical procedures, there are risks associated with refractive surgery. However, these are minimal and complications rarely occur. We inform you comprehensively about all possible risks.

The results of refractive surgery are usually permanent. However, some individuals may require follow-up correction over time, especially if their vision changes for other reasons.

Unfortunately, not everyone is a suitable candidate for refractive surgery. After a thorough examination, we will determine if the procedure is right for you.

Refractive surgery is an excellent way to correct vision defects and improve quality of life.